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Published on August 28th, 2018 | by TndT Reviews


[MOVIE REVIEW] Lara And The Beat: The Good, The Bad, The Annoying

The coming of age film, Lara and the Beat, screened for the first time in Nigeria on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. The film tells a story about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their late parents’ media empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble and must learn to build their own future — through music and enterprise — to salvage their family’s past.

Starring: Seyi Shay, Vector, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Manuel, Chioma Akpotha, DJ Xclusive, Shaffy Bello, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Wale Ojo and Uche Jombo.

After so much thought of whether to watch and review a Nigerian movie, we decided to see this movie. Oh well, here’s our own two kobo.


We must say the plot was quite OK and Vector‘s acting has improved a little since he started in JUNE. We really don’t have so much goodness of this movie to share with you.


Now, let’s break this down. The acting was a little too weak, even after having so many popular actors and musicians, the characters did not really carry us along. After some scenes passed, we still found ourselves stucked on the former scene trying to process what happened. Like we said before, Vector‘s acting career has gone up either one or two steps, but Seyi Shay should probably go to acting school if she wants to continue in this line. She was a little too extra, (who likes extra that’s no fun?)

The makeup was really not it, it was expected that a Giwa (creme de la creme of the society, the top 1%) will know how to do proper makeup even tho she can’t cook or clean like a proper lady, but we guessed wrong. The makeup was WACK.

It felt like it was more of an advert than movie. We started the movie well, but how were we supposed to cope when where ever we turn to is probably an advert placement. We can say almost 10 things were advertised in this movie, every ten scene had at least one advert for a product.


Most of the conversations had no depth and this was more of a forced comedy(forced comedies are annoying). The soundtrack was not so good either, yes we were supposed to be transfixed on the music (well, cos musicians dominated the movie). When taking the risk of using musicians as your lead characters you should probably think it through properly.

This is an OK movie.This is all from us. We’ll be reviewing a couple of Nollywood movies, so stay tuned(lol, just keep checking our blog for more updates).

We’re rating this movie 3/10

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